Connecticut Votes for Animals:
- Serves as the political arm of the state’s animal protection movement.
- Advocates pro-animal policies.
- Educates the public regarding animal protection issues.
- Rallies an engaged public to support passage of animal-friendly laws and the defeat of proposals harmful to animals.
- Safeguards the interests of animals by making their well-being a priority for our elected leaders.
Connecticut Votes for Animals is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization
Why is CVA important for animal protection in Connecticut?
The fate of Connecticut’s animals is being decided every day at the state legislature; CVA is working hard to ensure that animals – and those who care about them – get a say in the decisions that are made.
To bring about long-term, positive change for animals, we must persuade legislators of the importance of being pro-animal and also elect animal-friendly lawmakers. We can do so by exerting constituent pressure – that is, calling our representatives about important animal protection issues – and also voting for humane-minded candidates. The more people who are willing to make their vote count for animals, the more lawmakers will listen. CVA facilitates this process – educating the public regarding animal protection issues, fighting harmful proposals, and safeguarding animals’ interests by making their well-being a priority for our elected leaders.
Board of Directors
- Elizabeth Abbe
- Amy Gagnon
- Amy Harrell, President
- Karen Laski
- Kennedy Munro
- Henry Petrofsky, Treasurer
- Caitlin Sorge
- Kathleen Sullivan, Secretary
- Sally Westcott
- Jo-Anne Basile
- Kristan Exner
- John Gagnon
- Susan Linker
- Eva Magnuszewski
- Jessica Rubin
- Jim Sargent